• Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals

    7 monthes ago - By ABC News

    Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy
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  • Researchers Make Progress Toward a Monthly Birth Control Pill

    7 monthes ago - By Time

    Birth control pills are among the most effective ways to prevent pregnancy, but only if women faithfully take them every day. Human nature being what it is, nearly half of women admit to missing a pill at least once every three months, and, as a result, about 9% of women on oral contraception become pregnant every year.
    That number would almost certainly fall if women only had to remember to take the pill once a month or so. That's why researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital are trying to create a once-a-month birth control pill.
    In a paper published today in Science...
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  • Key brain region found to be smaller in birth control pill users

    7 monthes ago - By News Medical

    Researchers studying the brain found that women taking oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared to women not taking the pill, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
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  • Scientists develop a 'monthly' birth control that slowly releases doses

    Scientists develop a 'monthly' birth control that slowly releases doses

    7 monthes ago - By Daily Mail

    Nearly 65 percent of women on birth control choose the pill in the US. Soon, they may only need to take it once a month, instead of dally, a new MIT study on a star-shaped capsule suggest.
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